We are proud of the standard of dress at Selby High School and insist on high standards of appearance.   

School ties carry a coloured stripe in respect of the four Houses (White — Garrett House, Yellow — Hockney House, Blue —  Mason House, Green — Palin House).  All school ties are now clip-on ties.

It is the responsibility of parents, carers, guardians and students to ensure that the correct uniform is worn at all times both in school and during the journey to and from school.  Uniform regulations will normally be reviewed annually.  Fashion, however, can develop new styles of clothing and attire very quickly.  In circumstances where changes in fashion challenge the published uniform list the Principal in discussion with the SLT will reissue guidance to Parents, Carers and Guardians should the need arise.

Please see below for the Selby High School expectations for school uniform:


  • Shoes: Plain black leather/ leather-look shoes with black, brown or tan edges to their soles, and no coloured logos or strips. Boots are not allowed. Please click this link to view examples of footwear
  • Trousers: Formal, tailored black school trousers in a regular fitting; trousers must also be of a length that meets the tops of shoes. Trousers can be worn with or without a plain black trouser belt with a non-fashion buckle. “Jeans style” trousers (including any studs) or tapered trousers are not allowed.
  • Skirts: Plain black skirt; skirts must be no more than an inch above the knee; skirts made out of lycra or lycra-style stretchy material are not allowed.
  • Socks and Tights: Dark coloured ankle-length socks should be worn; black tights may be worn with skirts. Please note trainer-style socks are not allowed.
  • Shirts and Blouses: Plain white shirt or blouse.
  • Grey blazer with school badge (Year 7 & 8).
  • Black blazer with school badge (Year 9 - 11).
  • Black or grey jumper or cardigan (Optional - also available as branded with school badge).
  • School tie: Black background patterned with the correct house colour stripes: Garrett: White, Hockney: Yellow, Mason: Blue, Palin: Green.
  • Jewellery: Students are allowed to wear a wrist watch and one small stud in each earlobe. No other jewellery is allowed.
  • Make-up: Any make-up should be discreet.
  • Hair-styles: There should be no extremes of hairstyle and only natural colours are allowed.
  • Nail varnish: Only clear nail varnish is allowed; colours and nail extensions are not allowed.
  • School badges may be worn on blazers; any other appropriate badges should be placed on the school bag.
  • The dress code will be checked throughout the day and any issues recorded as a negative comment in the planner. All students must adhere to the school’s dress code at all times.


The following key points will help ensure that all students are in correct uniform every day:

  • Coats must not be worn in the classroom.
  • Ties must cover the fastened top button of shirts or blouses.
  • Shirts/blouses must be tucked into trousers or skirts.
  • Hats and caps are not allowed in the school building except on medical grounds or for outside use when the weather is sunny or cold.
  • Students who come to school with extreme hairstyles/non-natural colours, or with false nails/gel nails that can't be removed, will spend break and lunchtime in isolation, and will not be allowed to participate in any official school photographs.
  • Students who arrive to school with clothing items, jewellery, or nails that do not comply with the policy will be given an opportunity to make the right choice and comply. Further refusal will be dealt with in line with the behaviour policy. Parents/carers/guardians need to be aware that this rule also applies to any kind of body piercing and, therefore, need to carefully consider the timing if they give permission to their child to have a piercing. In some cases the long summer holiday break may be the only time that allows the ‘healing period’ to be achieved in order to meet these requirements in school.


The following will not be allowed in school:

  • chewing gum
  • alcohol and/or illegal drugs
  • stolen items
  • fireworks
  • e-cigarettes
  • high energy drinks and powders
  • carbonated (fizzy) drinks
  • family sized/sharing snacks
  • tobacco products, cigarette papers, lighters or matches 
  • knives and weapons including any kind of imitation weapon
  • pornographic images and/or images that are considered unsuitable (including electronic images such as those on mobile phones)
  • any article that has been or is likely to be used to commit an offence, cause personal injury or damage to property
  • solvents and aerosols (including deodorant aerosols)
  • fidget toys (concentration aids sanctioned by school are allowed)

Mobile phones, smart phones, MP3 or MP4 players, including speakers, tablets or similar communication devices must be kept out of sight and switched off from when students enter the site in the morning until after the last lesson at the end of the day.  SIM activated smart watches must not be used in school.

Students failing to comply will have their device confiscated which will only be released to a responsible adult. Refusal to hand over items will be treated as defiance in line with the policy. It is vital that students hand in these high value items i.e. phones, MP3 players etc. when they are engaged in PE/ Dance / Drama.  This ensures these items are kept securely. 



An apron, with a bib, in an easily cleaned fabric such as strong cotton or flame resistant washable fabric is required for Food Technology.


A consequence will be recorded on Arbor each time kit is forgotten. PE kit should not have large logos on.

  • Black football-style shorts, of a suitable length (no cycling shorts).
  • White T-shirt (House Branded optional)
  • Black hockey/football socks
  • White socks
  • Black tracksuit bottoms or leggings (optional in winter months)
  • Grey PE Hoodie/sweatshirt (House Branded optional)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots/Astroturf (pimpled) trainers
  • Shin pads (compulsory)
  • Gum shields (compulsory)
  • Hair bobble for long hair
  • Valuables pouch e.g. pencil case/purse/wallet, to store valuables in before handing in.
  • All items of uniform must be marked with the pupil’s full name.


You will be expected to bring all the equipment shown below to every lesson. This is your responsibility as a student of Selby High.

  • Blue/black pen
  • Red pen
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick
  • Highlighters
  • Scientific calculator
  • Student Planner - if graffitied a detention will be issued and a new planner must be purchased
  • Water bottle
  • Reading book
  • Home Learning book (Years 7, 8 & 9) / Learning Cycle book (Years 10 & 11)


  • Headphones; preferably with a USB connector
  • Students wishing to purchase a hot drink should bring a travel cup with a lid


Branded items (Blazer, Tie, Black jumper or cardigan, PE T-Shirt & Hoodie) are available from Classroom Clothing Ltd., 22 Finkle Street, Selby, YO8 4DS.

Uniform may be obtained directly from the shops or from school during the Year 6 Open Evening held in the summer term.  A limited stock of ties are kept in school for purchase.

The school holds a small stock of pre-loved uniform please contact admin@selbyhigh.co.uk for availability.